The Jeep brand of Auburn Hills’ Stellantis is adding the bright-green Gecko exterior paint and JPP Gorilla Glass windshields as factory options for both the 2021 Jeep Gladiator and Wrangler models.
Gecko joins the Jeep palette of vivid, special-run colors, which included Chief Blue and Nacho for the 2021 model year. Available for order on Wrangler since spring 2021 (ordering closes end of August 2021), Gecko can be ordered on Gladiator now until early October 2021. The color carries a $245 price tag.
“Customization is at the core of both Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator, and new colors and equipment allow the customer customization journey to begin at the factory,” says Jim Morrison, vice president of Jeep Brand North America. “Bold colors like Gecko Green give our customers the chance to stand out on the trails, while the tough Gorilla Glass windshield will help them bring their Jeep home unscathed.”
The factory installed JPP windshield with Corning Gorilla Glass is priced at $95 and is available on Sport S, Sahara, Overland (Gladiator), Rubicon, and Mojave (Gladiator) models. It uses the same chemical-strengthening technology as cell phone screens. The combination of an ultra-thin Gorilla Glass inner ply with a 52 percent thicker outer ply makes this windshield lightweight, durable, and up to three times more resistant to chips, cracks, and fractures from stones and off-road debris, according to Jeep.
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